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CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 2:00pm EST
country is four days away from hitting the middle class when we go over the fiscal cliff. number one, boehner, bring the house back now. show up to work. it is time for the house to do its work and show up. two, as senator harkin said, the ball right now is actually in the house of representatives court, because the senate has already pass a bill with a majority vote. this would extend middle-class tax cuts, and that bill is ront of theht in frie house. there is nothing preventing the house from taking that up-to- date. they are still on vacation around the country, and if we were to take up that bill, i am confident it would also pass by majority vote in the house. now, what we are asking for is for the house to come back to work and to allow the house to work its will instead of turning over the keys to the to party caucus in the house republican party, because that is what boehner has done to this artificial world, a rule that is not in law, not in the constitution. he says he will not allow a vote in the house unless a majority of his republican members are in favor of gatt. even though a majority of the members of the house, duly elected by the american people, would vote for the senate- passed bill, he is saying that we will not
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am EST
help the fiscal cliff we are in right now? second question, with our history of wasting so much taxpayer dollars everywhere we thisn this fashion, isn't why we don't get much help from our allies when we go to war, because they know the end result? that they would be wasting money as well. they probably know this from colonial times. thank you. pinkberrry is a certain amount of waste in any war. -- i think there is. i spoke with a very smart colonel in kohst province. he said the american people don't expect us to be proficient, but they do expect us to be effective. i thought that was a great way of thinking about. the question me after have is, given the amount of money being spent in blood and treasure, and has been the outcome? to the second part of the question, do our allies know we waste a lot of money and so that why they're not so forthcoming, the stories that i hear back to do with the they know we will pick up the tab, so they dodge as long as they can. a recurring theme is we want it more than they do, whether it be the taliban -- or the afghans your working with on
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am EST
one. host: do you think america's working together right now in this fiscal cliff negotiant that is causing friction in washington? caller: absolutely, it is so beautiful to see. they are doing their best. i am not there in the party, but i want to read about the differences, why america is america, and why not it is not -- why it is not other countries. i have lived in other countries for months and years. i make plans for education in 2001 for the dutch government. i always follow something for inspiration. i saw last time that the democrats and republicans, the parties, they are working so good together to make something happen. host: you think the fiscal cliff debate is a good sign for the country? caller: absolutely, it is a good sign for the country. you know, america does not need money. america is money. america needs jobs. what kind of jobs? american jobs. what is on american jobs? to do the best and to bring the best things. that is the mayor, -- the america that i see. i seek some unity. i travel around the world. i see some the young americans everywhere. they become the
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 1:00pm EST
the fiscal cliff negotiations. the senate is on session on c- span2. they're not doing anything right now waiting for the house to take action, but they are in session just in case there are amendments to the bill that passed last night. they have done their portion to start this off. the house is in recess subject to the call of the chair, so we do not know the status if and when they could call back, but right now does not look like it will happen right away. house republicans have met in conference. house democrats met in conference. house democrats just tell their conference and we're waiting on the republicans potentially to come out and hold one as well. the cameras are set up but no one has come out as of yet. the cbo released their report on the cost of the bill passed by the senate last night saying that nearly $4 trillion in added deficits in the next nine years, $330 billion in new spending over the next nine years as well. from new jersey, a democrat, hello. caller: hello. thank you for taking my call. i think they should just increase the revenue and take their time the next
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm EST
soon as we get through the fiscal cliff -- the hope is we would replace the fiscal cliff with real policies that would keep us from going over it. now looks as though we're not going to be able to do anything to tackle the challenges right now. the partisan environment is getting worse and worse. that leaves us with questions about whether these guys can govern. host: front page of "the new york times." let me read a few points. "more difficult to reach a compromise." guest: that is absolutely true. i feel we're watching a game of finger-pointing and not much else. both sides are pointing fingers and shouting it is the other guy's fault. what if any other business environment worked this way instead of solving the problems and working together? the toxic environment calls into question when we of challenges or other important issues -- can the american political system step up and deal with it? the answer is not very well. we feel saddened and disappointed by our ability to rise to the challenge of fixing the problems. host: some of that is aimed at you. you come up in this column as does howard schultz, the ceo of starbucks. people were asked to write "come together" on cups at starbucks. guest: people say we should talk a
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
think about what has been happening. the fiscal cliff negotiations are still under way. republicans call this number. make sure to meet your television if you are lee -- calling in. try to call on the line that best reflects your political view. we're quite to head to springfield gardens new york. caller: good night to everyone into the whole world, especially the united states. i want to wish everyone a prosperous happy new year. i am really disappointed in the fact that i see big grown women and men in the senate cannot come together to prevent this fiscal call. i am a husband. i bring most of the money into the home. the way i look at it is that if there is a crisis going on in my family i am more than likely to step up to the plate and do what is up for necessary to make ends meet. that is a principle i have been living with all my life. to see that the republicans are sitting near in not trying to do the right thing is here. that is all i have to say. host: jeremiah from maryland. i think the vice president should not be the one in negotiating with mitch mcconnell. the person w
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
running different programs, if you're tired of the fiscal cliff, or need to do something different. right now, the house republicans are meeting in conference. they have not come out yet. discussing this issue. we will bring you their press conference, if and when the leadership holds a press conference. you can see that is the place in the capital, that is a reporter with cnn, right there with the microphones, and that is where the press conference will be held if the republican leadership comes out of their conference. here are some more tweets. tara says -- danielle says -- frist fir -- freedom first -- mrs. thomas in new hampshire. -- this is thomas in new hampshire. greg is in new york. caller: i wonder why we call it the fiscal cliff and how did they get this far. obama presented four budgets to the senate. his senate rejected them all, overwhelmingly. then they did not come up with their own budget. by law they are supposed to. then the speaker of the house, he sends a wish list to the senate, expecting them to act, which he knows they're not going to. it sounds to me they are all worr
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 10:30pm EST
that of the media is on the fiscal cliff, and i understand that. economy of the nation and the world may be at stake here. i think that sooner or later, there will be some kind of an agreement. will we are talking about here is a fundamental change in the ruling, the possibility of a fundamental change in the way the senate does business peeping basically changing the rules of the senate from either 60 votes, sometimes 67, to 51 votes, which would make as no different than the house of representatives, and of course would reduce us in many respects not to irrelevance in the minority party. here is the problem. on one side, the majority leader and the democrats are frustrated by their inability to move forward with legislation. every time there is an opposition to a motion to proceed, which takes days and then they proceed, and that has made the united states congress -- one of the reasons why the united states congress is judged the least productive congress since the year 1947. so, understandably the majority is frustrated with their inability to move legislation. on the other hand,
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 8:00pm EST
come in and talk about the fiscal cliff and their plans for the next year. we will continue with the forecast for the housing market with the chief economist with the national association of realtors. fall by more discussion of the fiscal cliff negotiations -- followed by more discussion of the fiscal cliff negotiations. and a discussion on background checks. how they work, who gets them, and when they are required. our guest is matt bennett with the third wayl . on "washington journal" at 7:00 a.m. >> kent conrad is retiring. the north dakota democrat talk about partisanship in the senate and his time working on economic issues including his service on the bulls simpson commission. -- bowles-simpson commission. this is 30 years. fulle're talking in a week o of farewell speeches. what is that like? >> it has been great. i have that going away party the night before. a lot of my colleagues were there. then the farewell speech in which i had a chance to reflect on my service here but also to challenge my colleagues to finish the job on the grand bargain to get our fiscal house in order
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 9:00am EST
the fiscal cliff. number one, speaker boehner, bring the house back now. show up to work. it's time for the house to do their work can show up. two, as senator harkin said, the ball right now is in the house corp.presentatives' because the senate has passed a bill with a majority votes that would extend middle-class tax cuts. that is sitting right in front of the house of representatives. there is nothing -- i repeat nothing -- stopping speaker boehner from taking that bill up for a vote in the house of representatives today. today. there's nothing stopping bad except for the fact that they're still on vacation around the country. if we were to take up that bill, i'm confident it would pass by a majority vote in the house of representatives. what we're asking for the house to come back to work and to allow the people's house to work its will instead of turning over the keys to the tea party caucus in the house republican party. that is what speaker boehner has done through this artificial world, a rule that is not a lot, not in the constitution, that he will not even allow a vote unless a majority of his republican members are in favor. even though a majority of the member
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 7:00pm EST
and -- how quickly the government should ease off the gas pedal, what the fiscal cliff is essentially taking the foot off the gas, putting two feet on the brake pedal and standing up. that is not what we want to do. the question is finding the right balance that still supports a vulnerable economy, yet begins the process to renormalize the revenue level of the federal government. host: now we've got the tweet from a fussy liberal. it says it's time to be a liberal and -- host: how much of the fiscal crisis can be attributed to the war into the afghanistan that were not part to the original budget? caller: it is -- guest: it is instructive to go back. if you look at the current deficit over $1 trillion, still a majority of that is related to the recession that began in 2008. however, it is certainly true that going into that recession, we were dealing with structural deficits that were result-a-result of tax cuts initiated during the bush administration and higher spending levels as well. and so you know, all of those play a role and it's certainly true that at the end of the day, more or less, what we decide to spend as a society, as a government, we have to then raise in taxes. so we cannot independently choose the level of taxes and th
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 2:00pm EST
roundtable discussion on the issues revolving around a fiscal cliff from this morning's "washington journal." host: we are welcoming joshua gordon and stan colander. thank you for coming back. as we stand on the edge of the fiscal cliff right now, any chance that we do not go over? guest: that is pretty small. we are relying on the senate to avoid this -- to avoid a filibuster. then we are relying on the house who for the last several weeks could not take the lead. it is important to state that while the official deadline is december 31. they can continue to work until the new congress on january 3. we have more like three days for them to get something together. host: are we going over the cliff? what does it mean if we do? guest: in some sense, we're going over the cliff even if they reach a deal. when you look at the deal they have been talking about, there will still be a lot left for future decision making. even if they are able to extend tax cuts for the middle class and do not do much of anything else, you still have the haphazard dealmaking not touching any of the issues the parties said they were concerned about leading into the fiscal cliff. the payroll tax cut is going to expire. no one is talking about extending th
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm EST
, they will lead us over the fiscal cliff. i hope that is not what they want us to do. every indication right now is that the republican congress continues to not work in good faith with the president. there is still time left -- i hope
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 10:00am EST
. it is better to get it right than to act in haste. mr. speaker, if we vote on the senate fiscal cliff bill today, i will vote against it because this is not the way to do the people's business. i will not condone with my vote a process that denies the american people an opportunity to participate in their republic on issues of this magnitude. mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from oregon seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman from oregon is recognized for one minute. mr. blumenauer: the agreement we are expected to vote on perhaps as early as this afternoon has many commendable and important items. unfortunately too many are short term, much is left out and most important, we are losing an opportunity for reform. we cannot continue to have by far the world's largest and most expensive military, the world's lowest taxes, the most expensive and inefficient health care system and continue to allow our country's infrastructure to fall apart all while america grows and ages. this agreement re
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 7:00am EST
endorsing the agreement on the so-called fiscal cliff. he has promised to vote on it right away. he is expected to encounter opposition. one camp earlier said, "it's three strikes in my book and i will be voting no on this bill." the legislation would impose a hardship and fall short on addressing the need in spending. president obama praised the agreements. coats to place on the other side of the capital on issues other than the so-called fiscal cliff. -- votes took place on the other side of the capital. extra cash for the fight against al qaeda and the fight against foreign governments trying to spy on the united states. mike rogers said the bill holds personnel levels at last year's level. dutch ruppersberger said the bill invests in programs that are working and cuts things that are not. the house meets today at noon eastern. watch the house live on c-span tv. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. [video clip] >> a lot of people that i know looking back on the last 40 years will say that ever since apollo, the space program has been a jobs program. how many jobs
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 12:30am EST
togethero offer them has a compassionate alternave to what happens if we go over the fiscal cliff. true, from the very beginning i have favored a comprehensive solution to put our fiscal house in orderings something along the lines of the simpson-bowles. we don't have that luxury right now. but perhaps it will only soften the blow of the fisl cliff but also give us a sense of urgency about a grand bargain to repair our financial house. i am not so naive as to believe everybody is going to check their piticat the door, even at this late hour, but this is not a time for politicki, bickering or partisan games. to allow the country to plunge over the fiscal cliff without any alternative plans t soften the landing is completely unacceptable. i can't think of anything more irresponsible than to let this great country go over the fiscal cliff, to play games with the lives of americans in such a callous way, to jeopardize the financial standingf our country and to alarm our financial rcotics ways that could trigger another recession. something has gone terribly wrong when the biggest threat to the american economy is the american congress. i repeat, sir, something has gone terribly wrong when the biggest threat to our american economy is our american congress. it doesn't have t
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 10:00am EST
obama compromised too much with republicans in order to avoid going over the fiscal cliff? >> oh, yeah, i would be. you know, i think it is remarkable that right after the election we get this thing that comes right up in our faces that basically outlines in bold relief the differences in the two ideas about how we go forward in this country. it is really excellent timing, and we may have to go over the cliff, if it is forced into it. but this idea that you bring down the cost of medicare by making it available to more people is a terrible idea of mr. boehner's. the idea -- i would be terribly upset, along with many of my friends, if obama compromised too much on what needs to happen that is called the fiscal cliff. >> do you think a prominent third-party would help our country? >> i felt strongly about that when i supported john anderson in 1979. he was -- a large part of anderson's campaign was to sue the state ballot procedure into allowing third parties to have more access to the electoral process. i would like to see a third party available, but that, too, seems like a really tall order. >> what do you think is the appropriate role for actors a
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 9:30pm EST
it affects us right now in the fiscal cliff negotiations because we're not going to do anything unless it is bipartisan. we will not be able to pass anything in the house that doesn't have significant republican votes in the senate and the democrats in the senate are not going to be able to support something that won't require some votes of democrats in the house. so we are together. maybe it's like a dysfunction alal family but we do have to work together because without bipartisanship, nothing is going anywhere. therefore, i think you have to go back to negotiations 101, which is that someone in a negotiation has to win some and lose some. the other party in a negotiation has to win some and lose some. the president is not going to get everything he wants. the republicans in the house and senate are not going to get everything we want nor are the democrats in the house and senate. so we have areas where we can come together and i have seen it. all of us were talking in the last couple of hours about how we have talked to our counterparts on the other side of the aisle here abo
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 8:00pm EST
compromised too much with republicans in order to avoid going over the fiscal cliff? >> oh, yeah, i would be. you know, i think it is remarkable that right after the election we get this thing that comes right up in our faces that basically outlines in bold relief the differences in the two ideas about how we go forward in this country. it is really excellent timing, and we may have to go over the cliff, if it is forced into it. but this idea that you bring down the cost of medicare by making it unavailable to more people is a terrible idea of mr. boehner's. the idea -- i would be terribly upset, along with many of my friends, if obama compromised too much on what needs to happen that is called the fiscal cliff. >> do you think a prominent third-party would help our country? >> i felt strongly about that when i supported john anderson in 1979. he was -- a large part of anderson's campaign was to sue the state ballot procedure into allowing third parties to have more access to the electoral process. i would like to see a third party available, but that, too, seems like a really tall order. >> what do you think is the appropriate role for actors
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 8:00pm EST
screen. democrats currenting meeting with vice president joe bide inon the fiscal cliff which the president and the republicans would agree to. it would include a return to clinton era tax rates for people make mrg than $450. that rate would go to 39.6%. the agreement also includes a postponement of the sequester spending cuts. how long that is, the postponement we're not quite sure that point as details trickle out from these meetings and from the reporters as lawmakers decide how to deal with these issues, we'll continue to have more live updates here on the c-span networks. next, a discussion on innovation and technology that could impact the health care industry. we go back to the world in 2013 festival. it's hosted by the economist. and this is 30 minutes. >> thank you. i have the pleasure of talking about health care in 2013. 2013 is going to be a big year for health care. there's an enormous amount of exciting research both in mobile health and in personalized medicine. at the same time the affordable care act is continuing its torturous imply mentation as 2014 the big year
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 10:00am EST
cliff is avoidable. there is still time to act. but president obama and 10 eric -- and harry reid believe it is one that can pass both houses. republicans agree. republicans have taken the step in the right direction. they pass legislation to replace this with responsible target it once and to bring our nation record debt under control. instead of considering the house plan to protect taxpayers democrats have spent months drawn partisan lines in the stands. the tax hike would only funds the government for eight days. americans deserve to know what the president proposes we do for the other 357 days a year. inaction should not be a problem. the problems facing our country are baked but not all that complicated. -- are big but not all that complicated. the next two days will begin to define the president's second term. he was elected to lead. >> we also got an update from oulaurie mcginley this morning. >> what kind of a deal did the president offered? what is new on the negotiations among and between the centers in the white house backs -- senators in the white house what is new is the the have seemed to finally agreed they're going to move forward with something. there is no purity that the republ
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 7:00am EST
are making it seem. host: have you looked into the fiscal cliff and how it may affect your business in january? caller: yes, and i don't mind paying my fair share. but you have to want to give the next person helping hand. host: all right, thank you so much for calling. you said that you rent out your place for a zumba class in the evening? caller: yes, in the evening when we are not sewing. we substitute and say let's do a class, the couple hours. the ladies bring friends and it increases business. and more people say i need this done or that done. it's a form of networking. but you have to put the endeavour into it to get something out of it. a lot of people just want to take and don't put anything in. you just have to want to put it in. host: guy is a business owner in hillsdale, new york. caller: i have a small music label. i discovered some news by kurt bayo. i cannot get a major label to put the music out, so i decided do it myself. host: have you looked at the fiscal cliff and how it may affect your plans for 2013? caller: of course. this is all about paying for the wars, to me. host: as a business owner, how is it going to affect you? caller: it is not going to affect me. these are taxes i should have been paying a lo
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 10:00am EST
andrews air issues of the fiscal cliff. speaker boehner said that the senate must act first. senators are in session right now. there is the plane landing. this is live coverage on c-span. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> and we have been watching the president's return to join based andrews. andrew to the white house now after celebrating -- he is on his way to the white house doctor celebrating christmas in hawaii with his family. he is traveling with the latest appointed senator to replace daniel inouye. he will be sworn in today in the senate. the president has returned early from his christmas vacation to work on avoiding the fiscal cliff, a series of tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect on january 1st. last night, the president called senator mcconnell and other leaders to discuss the need for the senate to act. the senator released a statement saying earlier he is happy to review what the president has in mind, but to date, according to senator mitch mcconnell, the senate democratic majority has not put for
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 10:05pm EST
will not save the fiscal cliff negotiations. the first one, most importantly, he is missing his dance partner joe biden. he has been kept on the sidelines during negotiations. some republicans think his absence is a sign that the president is not serious about closing a deal. mitch mcconnell is no longer the top republican in washington. it is easy to forget that when he struck a deal to extend the bush tax cuts, boehner had won the house a month before but was not wielding the gavel. finally, mitch mcconnell has stayed on offense. on the senate floor on friday he argued the democrats poisoned the well by declaring boehner's plan b dead on arrival. >> and he is up for reelection in 2014. by all polling, it looks like it will be a lot tougher. he also has a colleague in rand paul, who is a tea partier. you put all those factors together and it could be that mcconnell may have to step up because that is what you have to do to get some sort of deal at the moment, we have not seen that happen. host: from mark williams, what will be specifically affected in the economy if we go over the cl
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
-- the hope is we would replace the fiscal cliff with real policies that would keep us from going over it. now looks as though we're not going to be able to do anything to tackle the challenges right now. the partisan environment is getting worse and worse. that leaves us with questions about whether these guys can govern. host: front page of "the new york times." let me read a few points. "more difficult to reach a compromise." guest: that is absolutely true. i feel we're watching a game of finger-pointing and not much else. both sides are pointing fingers and shouting it is the other guy's fault. what if any other business environment worked this way instead of solving the problems and working together? the toxic environment calls into question when we of challenges or other important issues -- can the american political system step up and deal with sit? the answer is not very well. we feel saddened and disappointed by our ability to rise to the challenge of fixing the problems. host: some of that is aimed at you. you come up in this column as does howard schultz, the ceo of starbucks. people were asked to write "come together" on cups at starbucks. guest: people say we should talk
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 2:00am EST
to what happens if we go over the fiscal cliff. true, from the very beginning i have favored a comprehensive solution to put our fiscal house in orderings something along the lines of the simpson-bowles. we don't have that luxury right now. but perhaps it will only soften the blow of the fiscal cliff but also give us a sense of urgency about a grand bargain to repair our financial house. i am not so naive aso believe everybody is going to check their politics at the door, even at this late hour, but this is not a time for politicking, bicking or partisan games. to allow the country to plunge over the fiscal cliff without any alternative plans to soften the landings completely unacceptable. i can't think of anything more irresponsible than to let this great country go over the fiscal cliff, to play games with the lives of americans in such a callous way, to jeopardize the financial standing of our country and to alarm our financial narcotics ways that could trigger another recession. something has gone terribly wrong when the biggest threat to the american economy is the american congress. i repeat, sir, something has gone terribly wrong when the biggest threat to our american economy is our american congress. it doesn't
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
ease off the gas pedal, what the fiscal cliff is essentially taking the foot off the gas, putting two feet on the brake pedal and standing up. that is not what we want to do. the question is finding the right balance that still supports a vulnerable economy, yet begins the process to renormalize the revenue level of the federal government. host: now we've got the tweet from a fussy liberal. it says it's time to be a liberal and -- host: how much of the fiscal crisis can be attributed to the war into the afghanistan that were not part to the original budget? caller: it is -- guest: it is instructive to go back. if you look at the current deficit over $1 trillion, still a majority of that is related to the recession that began in 2008. however, it is certainly true that going into that recession, we were dealing with structural deficits that were result-a-result of tax cuts initiated during the bush administration and higher spending levels as well. and so you know, all of those play a role and it's certainly true that at the end of the day, more or less, what we decide to spend as a society, as a government, we have to then raise in taxes. so we cannot independently choose the level of taxes and th
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
. conversation about the fiscal cliff. now down to the wire. caller: washington, d.c., the belly of the beast. we have a $16 trillion deficit right now. we have the deficit because of social security, medicaid, medicare, welfare, food stamps -- all policies put into effect by the democratic party. everything is socialism. thomas jefferson said it best -- the republic is doomed. people sacrifice -- i'm a libertarian. i am more objective. i'm not a republican or democrats. i have to wonder if i want to live in this country. 29% of americans got some kind of assistance when ronald reagan was president. i have to consider and i'm considering moving to a tropical island and watching america go down the drain. we need to abolish social security, medicare, and medicaid. host: i will stop you there. we appreciate your thoughts. joseph says -- will go back to stay but by the president on the passing of norman schwarzkopf. host: "his legacy will e ndure." back to your calls. caller: good morning. god bless us. [indiscernible] where is the love? .e're at a church when the president and everybody was running. the church was all over the program.
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 7:00am EST
lot of people especially on the far right. the other day he said with regard to the fiscal cliff, you guys have to look at what's best for the country. i thought he is speaking to the issue of people who don't like him. it surprised me the response from people on the far right -- obama is so egotistical and he has become so arrogant that he thinks it is about him. yes, some people are constantly deriding this guy and have a personal. i did not think it was inappropriate for him to pointed out. host: dependent line, arlington, texas -- caller: white isn't anybody pointing out the social security problem we have is that democrats and republicans have both spent all the money that was supposed to be allocated to it. that is part of our debt but all of the politicians have spent all that money including the president, of course. nobody really brings that up. secondly, on the budget, why doesn't anybody really give the facts about how much $1 trillion is and how much is $16 trillion. ? it is such a large amount of money, we keep pushing it to the side. guest: is a good point, people understand how big this is. it is hard to even conceive $16 trillion. it is mind-boggling. in terms of air power -- first point -- when it comes to social security -- everybody will have a ta
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 10:30am EST
fiscal cliff, we are at a moment of major significance and requires the application of principles that brooks describes. for the sake of the country, we must demonstrate to the american people that we are capable of making the big decisions by putting in place an agreement and a framework to avoid the fiscal cliff before we adjourn this year. madam president, we are surrounded by history perpetually here in the senate as well as throughout the capital. how could we not be inspired by its rise to this occasion? indeed, if you know history you understand very story of america's most formative days were defined by an understanding that effective governance required the building of consensus and that such consensus is achievable even after the exercise of passionate advocacy. in conclusion, this brings us back to the creation of the document we all cherish and revere -- the united states constitution. 225 years ago, 55 leaders from divergent geographic and biographical background converged in philadelphia to draft the new structure of government to strengthen our fledgling company -- count
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